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 2000Motels Play Zappa

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....remember there is a big difference between kneeling down and bending over....

A Musical Journey

2000Motels is a Dutch/Italian band playing music of Frank Zappa.

The band started in 2016, the first lineup included among others Rob Brons (keyboards, vocals), Jan van der Veen (electric guitar) and Achille Regazzoni (bass, Weissenborn guitar).

The band went through several changes, many rehearsals were used to develop the Zappa sound and the cohesion among the musicians.

Sometime after Karsten van Straten (drums, vocals) joined the group, the first gig on February 2018 was played, followed by others in several venues in the Netherlands all through the same year.

After the first gig of 2019 the former singers left the band, so several auditions were necessary to find the right musicians (quite a coincidence as the proverb says…Necessity is the Mother of Invention!)

Finally by April 2019 Robin Boer (keyboards, vocals, percussions) Gerrit Eijkelboom (vocals) and later by August 2019 also Valentina Bruno (vocals, percussions) joined the group which by then became a septet.

2000 Motels The Music of Frank Zappa - Cacaofabriek 04-07-2021 Foto Dave van Hout -8030_ed
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Jan van der Veen

Lead Guitar

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  • 2018

  • 03-02-18    De Vaart    Haarlem

  • 10-02-18    P3    Purmerend

  • 31-03-18    Saturnus Live Music    Scheveningen

  • 15-09-18    Haags-Popcentrum/Popradar    Den Haag

  • 27-10-18    Studio Gonz    Gouda

  • 24-11-18    Mosae Zappa    Landgraaf

  • 30-11-18    Nozem & de non    Heemskerk

  • 14-12-18    Zaal 100    Amsterdam

  • 2019

  • 13-01-19    Patronaat    Haarlem

  • 27-01-19    Miles    Amersfoort

  • 16-03-19    De Peppel    Zeist

  • 23-03-19    Brigant    Arnhem

  • 05-04-19    The Box    Katwijk

  • 26-04-19    Stichting Utopodium    Lelystad

  • 29-06-19    Rietveld Theater    Delft

  • 25-10-19    Duycker    Hoofddorp

  • 22-11-19    Zaal 100    Amsterdam

  • 2020

  • 17-01-20    Patronaat    Haarlem

  • 14-02-20  Neushoorn  Leeuwarden

  • 15-02-20    Estrado    Harderwijk

  • 29-02-20     Pianino Theater  Den Haag

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